School gets music boost

4.40pm.10.09.07- A CHEDDAR school has been given a boost with a massive grant for a new music project.

A CHEDDAR school has been given a boost with a massive grant for a new music project.

Kings of Wessex School has received a £25,000 Youth Music and Somerset Music grant for the Raising Voices project, which is designed to enhance singing in Cheddar Valley Schools.

Music leader Paul Taylor submitted an application in May to fund tuition for students interested in music and particularly singing over the next three terms.

He said: "Children across the area will be able to experience the thrill of singing with passion. It is a wonderful celebration of the human spirit."


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Each term a Saturday workshop will be held at the school where children will be able to perform songs from their own repertoire. The autumn workshop will be held on November 17 and more than 650 aspiring singers are expected to attend performing hits from The Beatles as well as traditional folk songs.

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